August 8, 2017

  • Amanda Bryant Culp Posted on 08/08/2017 by Amanda Bryant Culp
    Early-Bird Registration Deadline 10 Days Away

    Register online for the 2017 NASDA - COSDA Annual Meeting by August 18 to recieve the early-bird registration rate. This don't miss event is the pinnacle of agricultural policy discussions in the states. NASDA Members from across the U.S. will gather to have critical policy discussions on emerging food and agricultural issues in the heart of New Orleans! Attendees will be immersed in the culture of Louisiana's farm and forest industries which contribute $10 billion annually to the state's economy.

    Information on fees, including deadlines and refund policies, can be found here.

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  • Britt  Aasmundstad Posted on 08/08/2017 by Britt Aasmundstad

    NASDA Members have an opportunity to impact NASDA's policy positions and actions at our upcoming Annual Meeting. Policy Amendments and Action Items should be submitted to Britt Aasmundstad (britt@nasda.org) by Friday, August 18. Items submitted after this date will require a 2/3 vote for consideration. Details on NASDA’s policy process and Policy Amendment/Action Item Forms are available online on the Pre-Meeting Documents page. For your reference, NASDA’s existing policy statements are available online. Please contact Britt with any questions about our policy process.

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  • Carly Grether Posted on 08/08/2017 by Carly Grether
    Apply Now for Competitive Internship Opportunity at NASDA

    NASDA is currently seeking applications for highly motivated public policy interns interested in learning about the legislation and regulations that impact American agriculture. There is one internship position available per semester and we are accepting applications for the upcoming spring semester (January - May). The deadline to apply for this semester is October 27, 2017. This full-time position is located in Arlington, Virginia.

    Applicants should be classified as a sophomore or greater by their academic institution and have excellent written and oral communication skills. A basic understanding of the legislative process is preferred but not required.

    Please click here for more information.

    Interns are paid for their time at NASDA but housing is not provided.

    Submit the following documents to Carly Grether carly@nasda.org on or before October 27, 2017. Please note: All of the following documents are required to be considered:

    • Cover letter
    • Resume with GPA included
    • One ...
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  • Dudley W Hoskins Posted on 08/08/2017 by Dudley W Hoskins

    The open period announced for stakeholders to submit project suggestions to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) for fiscal year (FY) 2018 Farm Bill Section 10007 funding consideration closes on August 18, 2017.

    Under Section 10007 of the 2014 Farm Bill, APHIS is authorized to make available $75 million to support stakeholder project suggestions that best align with the goals and objectives of APHIS’ Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Programs (PPDMDPP) and National Clean Plant Network (NCPN). APHIS began collecting PPDMDPP-aligned project suggestions from stakeholders beginning on July 10, 2017, and will continue to do so through August 18, 2017.  No additional suggested projects will be accepted for Section 10007 PPDMDPP funding for FY 2018 after August 18.  

    Project suggestions should align with one of the PPDMDPP goal areas:

    • Enhancing plant pest and disease analysis and survey;
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